I have been looking for a couple of yrs. for a new bed since we upgraded to a king. I really wanted an iron bed that would look good w/our existing furniture. I looked online & found the bed I wanted but couldn't justify the $2000. price tag. This bed was almost identical but the finish was different. The bed is dark brown w/a glimmer of gold/brass. Sometimes it looks black, depending on the light. My son-in-law put the bed together for me & it took about 2 hrs. Have had it up now for about 2 wks. & have had no problems. Seems very sturdy. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great bed.